What will it take to bring Australia’s lost coastal ecosystems back from the brink?
Australia's coastal and marine ecosystems have suffered death from a thousand cuts. But scientists say it’s possible to bring them back from the brink – if we act now.
Indigenous authors front and centre of latest State of Environment Report
For the first time, the five-yearly State of the Environment Report includes an entire Indigenous-led theme, Indigenous co-lead authors on most chapters, and Indigenous-specific case studies.
A health check for our natural wealth
With the release of the latest scientific report card on the state of Australia’s environment, we look at the underpinning science tools that have enabled the assessment, and how they can support our environmental restoration efforts.
Connectivity in scalloped hammerheads
Scalloped hammerheads occur in tropical and temperate oceans around the world, but are their populations connected? A new genetic study using whole genome methods has found out.
Waterbirds in northern Australia: birds of a feather, grouped together
Northern Australia is home to a diverse and unique range of waterbirds. Scientists have created four functional groups of waterbirds, helping decision makers better understand the potential impacts of water and agricultural development in the north.
Can we have healthy marine ecosystems and modify rivers in northern Australia?
We’ve used a novel ecosystem modelling approach to demonstrate how river flows are the lifeblood of marine ecosystems in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Three new species of hornworts in Australia
Thanks to high rainfall and the keen eyes of two citizen scientists, Australia has three newly recognised species of hornworts.
The best place for citizen science is wherever you are
You might not be living in a biodiversity hotspot, but the plants, animals and fungi around you matter! By recording them, you can contribute to citizen science.
Studying seabirds: recording biodiversity above ocean waves
Scientists on research vessel Investigator are tackling the challenge of studying seabirds that spend much of their life at sea.